Thursday Night Football is now at its new home at Amazon Prime Video. There are still different ways NFL fans can watch.
By Jim Kimble / Updated Sept. 20, 2022
Thursday Night Football Week 4: Sept. 29: Dolphins vs Bengals
Thursday Night Football streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this season.
So if you want to watch the Miami Dolphins face off against the Cincinnati Bengals, you can use a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime ($14.99 per month) or Prime Video ($8.99 per month) to watch Thursday Night Football.
You can stream NFL games live on a Smart TV. Streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV can be used with a live TV streaming service to watch TNF. For Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football on ESPN, you can read about how to watch NFL games without cable TV.
Table of Contents
- Thursday Night Football Week 4: Sept. 29: Dolphins vs Bengals
- How can I watch Thursday Night Football?
- Is Thursday Night Football on NFL Plus?
- Can I watch a local team play Thursday Night Football?
- How to watch Thursday Night Football for free in 2022
- How can I record Thursday Night Football Without Cable?
- Can I watch Thursday Night Football without Amazon Prime?
- Can you watch Thursday Night Football on Hulu?
- Can you watch any NFL game on Amazon Prime?
- Are NFL games free on Amazon Prime?
- Who will be broadcasting Thursday Night Football in 2022?
- Thursday Night Football Schedule
- Week 4 – Thursday, Sept. 29
- Week 5 – Thursday, Oct. 6
- Week 6 – Thursday Oct. 13
- Week 7 – Thursday, Oct. 20
- Week 8 – Thursday, Oct. 27
- Week 9 – Thursday, Nov. 3
- Week 10 – Thursday, Nov. 10
- Week 11 – Thursday, Nov. 17
- Week 13 – Thursday, Dec. 1
- Week 14 – Thursday, Dec. 8
- Week 15 – Thursday, Dec. 15
- Week 16 – Thursday, Dec. 22
- Week 17 – Thursday, Dec. 29
How can I watch Thursday Night Football?
Thursday Night Football games for the 2002 regular season will be exclusive to Amazon Prime and Prime Video subscribers. Announcer Al Michaels is giving the play-by-play. Kirk Herbstreit is doing analysis during the games.
Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month. Prime Video subscribers can watch TNF games for a little less at $8.99 per month.
Amazon has secured the rights to TNF through 2033. Prime Video will show 15 regular season games this year. These NFL games are streamed live through the Amazon Prime app.
If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, you can get a 30-day free trial.
Is Thursday Night Football on NFL Plus?
Yes. NFL Plus lets you watch Thursday Night Football games on a smartphone or tablet. You won’t be able to watch TNF on a TV with NFL Plus.
A basic subscription costs $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. NFL Plus gives you access to live in-market games. Subscribers also get to live stream NFL Network, and listen to live audio of games outside of their homes.
Can I watch a local team play Thursday Night Football?
Yes. There has been much said about the exclusivity that Amazon has with Thursday Night Football. But it’s not always that exclusive.
If your local team is playing during a Thursday Night Football game, you can still use a local broadcast channel to watch the team.
So for example, if the New York Jets were playing TNF, then fans in New York could watch the game on CBS, FOX or NBC. It all depends on which broadcast channel carries the local NFL game.
How to watch Thursday Night Football for free in 2022
If your local NFL team is playing on Thursday, then you can rely on your local broadcast station to watch the game. Local broadcast channels include ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.
But to truly watch for free, cord-cutters using a TV antenna can get their local CBS, FOX and NBC stations for free.
New to TV antennas? Read these guides to get started.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
If you’re trying to watch a Thursday Night Football game for free, and the teams aren’t local, you can watch an alternative feed of the games on Twitch.
How can I record Thursday Night Football Without Cable?
In late August, Amazon Prime added a Cloud DVR option to record any Thursday Night Football game. So if you can’t watch a TNF game live, or want to watch a replay, it’s now available on-demand.
The recording option now appears to be automatically enabled. When I checked out this feature within my own Prime Video app, I noticed that recording was already enabled. On the screen there was a message saying, “Recording Enabled. Included with Prime”.
This feature is included with any Amazon Prime account and does not cost extra.
Can I watch Thursday Night Football without Amazon Prime?
If the cost of an Amazon Prime membership ($14.99 per month) is too much, then there is a slightly cheaper option.
You can sign up for a subscription to just Prime Video for $8.99 per month and get access to Thursday Night Football games. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial.
Can you watch Thursday Night Football on Hulu?
Not anymore. In prior seasons, you could watch Thursday Night Football on Hulu when it aired on NFL Network. Now Amazon has exclusive rights to stream TNF until 2033.
Can you watch any NFL game on Amazon Prime?
Are NFL games free on Amazon Prime?
NFL games are free on Amazon Prime if you are a member. You need a subscription to Amazon Prime ($14.99 per month) or Prime Video ($8.99 per month) to watch Thursday Night Football. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial if you don’t have either service.
Who will be broadcasting Thursday Night Football in 2022?
While Amazon has exclusive rights to TNF, you can still watch your local team on broadcast channels, including NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. It all depends on which broadcaster carries local NFL games.
Thursday Night Football Schedule
All Thursday Night Football games during the 2022 regular season begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Week 4 – Thursday, Sept. 29
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
(Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH)
Week 5 – Thursday, Oct. 6
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
(Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO)
Week 6 – Thursday Oct. 13
Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears
(Soldier Field, Chicago, IL)
Week 7 – Thursday, Oct. 20
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals
(State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ)
Week 8 – Thursday, Oct. 27
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL)
Week 9 – Thursday, Nov. 3
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
(NRG Stadium, Houston, TX)
Week 10 – Thursday, Nov. 10
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
(Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC)
Week 11 – Thursday, Nov. 17
Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
(Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI)
Week 13 – Thursday, Dec. 1
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
(Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA)
Week 14 – Thursday, Dec. 8
Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams
(SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA)
Week 15 – Thursday, Dec. 15
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
(Lumen Field, Seattle, WA)
Week 16 – Thursday, Dec. 22
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets
(MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)
Week 17 – Thursday, Dec. 29
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
(Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN)
Note: This article was published Sept. 7, 2022, and has been updated.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble